Results 221–240 of 240 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Amanda Milling

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police and Crime Commissioners (12 Oct 2015)

Amanda Milling: I recently joined Staffordshire’s police and crime commissioner and other local MPs to call for greater integration of the back-office functions of our police and fire services. That option was presented to avoid front-line fire services being cut, but we have now seen fire engines removed from both Cannock and Rugeley stations. What are the Government doing to encourage police and fire...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Planning and Community Rights (14 Sep 2015)

Amanda Milling: Following a passionate local campaign, planning permission was recently rejected that would have seen the Ascot Tavern, a local pub in Cannock, demolished and replaced by yet another new supermarket. Local campaigners are looking at registering the pub as a community asset. What measures are the Government taking to assist and support communities who find themselves in that situation and...

FM Radio Applications — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (8 Sep 2015)

Amanda Milling: I beg to move, That this house has considered FM radio applications. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I thank the Minister and fellow Members for their time this afternoon. I am grateful for this opportunity to raise the ongoing challenges faced by Cannock Radio and other community radio stations in a similar position when it comes to applying for an FM licence....

FM Radio Applications — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (8 Sep 2015)

Amanda Milling: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention and the hope that Cannock Radio might also be successful in getting a licence in future. I am sure that its staff will be very pleased to hear about the success of his local community radio station. Nevertheless, the future of applicants in regions where time frames have not been published hangs in the balance. From past form, we know that it can...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important debate. I wish to pick up on a few points relating to employment and apprenticeships. First, I was pleased to see that in June, we had another fall in unemployment in my constituency. As I mentioned in last week’s Budget debate, it is clear that the measures that we have taken and continue to take, such as the benefits cap, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification (16 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: As a former resident of Cannock, my right hon. Friend will be well aware of the importance of the Chase line electrification to residents and businesses in my constituency. Will he work with me to minimise any potential delays to the completion of the project?

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: Ladder for Staffordshire is a new campaign to promote apprenticeships across Cannock Chase and the wider area. It created 50 new apprenticeships on the first day alone. May we have a debate on the role that such campaigns can play in helping to create apprenticeships?

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: Does my hon. Friend agree that we need to find ways to help our high street retailers to adopt online methods of retailing so that they have many ways to reach their customer base?

Isil: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (13 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: I am very grateful to have the opportunity to speak in today’s Budget debate. This is my first experience of a Budget in this place. We need only look at our performance on the global stage to see that Britain is back in business. If people visit the west midlands, and more specifically my constituency of Cannock Chase, they will see the benefits of the Conservatives’ long-term economic...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: Unemployment in Cannock Chase fell dramatically in the last Parliament. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the measures in yesterday’s Budget will see unemployment in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire and the west midlands fall even more dramatically?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Community Radio (9 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: What steps the Government are taking to promote and support local community radio.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Community Radio (9 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: The current regional system for awarding FM licences to community radio stations has resulted in Cannock Radio having no clear timeframe in which to apply. Would my hon. Friend consider replacing that system with one that is more predictable, fair and frequent?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospitals in Special Measures (7 Jul 2015)

Amanda Milling: Now that the Mid Staffs trust board has been dissolved, will my right hon. Friend advise me on which is the appropriate body to deal with historic complaints against the previous trust, not only to provide answers for patients and family members, but to ensure that lessons are learned to improve patient safety?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (30 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: Small businesses are a substantial part of the local economy of my constituency. I was pleased to welcome the news that, since launch, 22 people have already taken up start-up loans worth nearly £140,000 to start new businesses in Cannock Chase. However, relatively speaking, this is low. What steps are the Government taking to encourage more people to take advantage of this scheme in areas...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Apprenticeships (22 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: On a recent visit to Fuel Conservation Services in Hednesford, I saw the impact that access to apprenticeships and high-quality training has on young people entering the workplace. Will my right hon. Friend join me in praising the work of businesses like FCS in offering apprenticeships to young people? [Interruption.] Does she recognise the role that businesses can play in working with the...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Productivity (17 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: Does my right hon. Friend agree that cutting some of the red tape that affects our small and medium-sized businesses would help with the productivity puzzle?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Personal Allowances (16 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: What fiscal steps he is taking to help people keep more of their earnings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Personal Allowances (16 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: Can the Minister provide an estimate of the number of people in my constituency of Cannock Chase who will benefit from the implementation of the Conservative manifesto pledge to increase the personal allowance to £12,500?

Business of the House (11 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: The Leader of the House recently joined me on a visit to Cannock Radio, and I am sure he agrees that it is a fantastic example of a small start-up business that provides an invaluable service to the local community. May we have a debate on the issuing of FM licences to local community radio stations such as Cannock Radio?

Business of the House: The Economy (4 Jun 2015)

Amanda Milling: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech as part of today’s debate. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) and I would like to congratulate all the Members who have also made maiden speeches today. It is a real honour to be standing in this most historic Chamber, representing the residents of Cannock Chase,...


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